Tomoya AomoriBassist and Percussionist Tomoya Aomori is an active soloist and chamber musician who performs concerts and recitals worldwide.
As a bassist, he tours around the world with his cellist wife Julia Kang, playing and organizing concerts and events under the name Aomori-Kang Duo ( He is also a regular performer with the New York Chamber soloists, and he was the 1st place winner at the International Society of Bassists Young Bassist Competition in 2003. He is the Assistant Bass teacher at Juilliard Pre-College, and an Adjunct Bass Professor at Queens College.
As a percussionist, he is a frequent sub with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has played concertos with the Juilliard Orchestra, Children’s Orchestra Society, and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York. He was featured at Alice Tully Hall’s Opening night performing Osvaldo Golijov’s “Mariel” with cellist Maya Beiser, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall with the Met Chamber Ensemble performing Pierre Boulez’s “Sur Incises” under James Levine.
Tomoya Aomori is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he completed both his Undergraduate and Graduate degrees as a double major on Percussion and Double Bass.
He is the founder of, a website promoting the advantages of playing a 5-string Bass tuned in 5ths tuning.

Tomoya Aomori, Double Bass and Percussion

MYO Class of 2003